‘Gender reveal’ parties, photos and announcements are a relatively new trend. They first began their popularity in the late 2000’s after social media (aka Facebook) gained traction.
Different from a ‘Baby Shower’, whose purpose is to spoil the expecting parents with a variety of gifts [*insert VISXA Baby Wrap Carrier here*], a gender reveal is often a big part of a pregnancy, hyping up family, friends and social media followings as they look forward to the announcement.
We love a good gender reveal here at VIXSA, and see them almost daily as we scroll the pregnancy world that we follow along with on the gram.
We thought we would compile a little list of fun and exciting gender reveal ideas, just for you mama!
1. Envelope Surprise – We love the idea of asking the radiographer to pop the gender into an envelope to discover later. This is something that you can choose to enjoy as a couple or family, together – or video it and share it with your tribe! We love the way Kyree + Ben (@misskyreeloves) announced the gender of baby Denver via a cute little video on Instagram last year. Heart-warming! Check it out here
2. Confetti Cannons – I mean, we all love a good explosion of confetti, so what better way to discover baby’s gender than with a bang? We love Yummy Mummy Maria Digeronimo’s idea of gathering their nearest and dearest and exploding some confetti cannons to reveal a snowfall of blue confetti as they announced they were having a boy. Check out the celebrations here
3. Colour Schemed Theme – when Brittany Noonan posted a photo of herself dressed in blue with a gorgeous floral arrangement clutched against her bump, Instagram erupted with a flow of congratulations and excitement for their family. After two girls, a boy was a wonderful surprise and we love this way of visually sharing baby’s gender! Have a peek here
4. The Gender Reveal Cake – the original and the most delish idea has got to be the cake! I mean, who doesn’t love a good cake and especially when it’s filled with a special surprise! How gorgeous is this cake from Star Bird Bakehouse? Those pastel tones stole out heart! Check it out here
At the end of the day, however you choose to reveal baby’s gender is up to you! Enjoy it! Have fun! It’s always a big surprise and such an exciting time!
If you’re having a gender reveal, tag us! We’d love to see your pics and share the joy with you!